From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Directed byMrinal Sen
Produced byNFDC
Written bySaadat Hasan Manto (story)
Mrinal Sen (screenplay)
Based onBaadsahat ka Khatma (End of Kingship)
StarringAnjan Dutt
Dimple Kapadia
Tathagata Sanyal
Music bySashi Anand
CinematographySashi Anand
Release date
Running time
91 minutes
Country India

Antareen (The Confined) is a 1993 Indian film in Bengali language, directed by Mrinal Sen, based on a story named Badshahat Ka Khatimah (1950) by Saadat Hasan Manto (but with a different ending in the screenplay). It stars Anjan Dutt and Dimple Kapadia.[2][3] Antareen was the first non-Hindi project Kapadia took part in since Vikram (1986). She played a woman caught in a loveless marriage. Insisting on playing her part spontaneously, Kapadia refused to enroll in a crash-course in Bengali as she wrongly felt that she would be able to speak it convincingly. Her voice was eventually dubbed by actor Anushua Chatterjee, something Kapadia was unhappy with.[4]

At the 1993 National Film Award, it was awarded the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali.[1]


A young writer (Anjan Dutta), seeking inspiration, is living alone in a friend's old mansion in Calcutta. One night he starts talking to an anonymous stranger (Dimple Kapadia) over the phone. The conversation soon develops into a relationship as details of their lives are revealed. They chance met on a train, when Dimple was able to recognize him from his voice and way of talking, just as she reboarded the train at a way side station.[5]



  1. ^ a b "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals.
  2. ^ "-". Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  3. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1999). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute.
  4. ^ Das Gupta, Ranjan (8 November 2009). "I am very moody". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  5. ^ Anatreen Rotten Tomatoes.

External links[edit]